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Old 01-19-2003, 09:33 AM   #1
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Stupidity on display at anti-war protest rallies

http://www.right-thinking.com/commen...?id=P292_0_1_0

Now I suspect that some intelligent members of this forum joined in these rallies over the weekend. But how many of you knew that these rallies were organized by a bunch of Communists? (Seriously.)
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Quote from Saddam over the weekend "Thank you for your support"
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:50 AM   #3
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I am happy!

I am happy they excerized their rights!

I am happy to see.......so many people who care.

I am happy to see.......

So many well thought out slogans....that reinforce my belief that I do not belong with them.


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LOL...not that this is a balanced article at all...

FYI, I would never step foot at these protests. I think activism can be done in less hysterical, more productive, and somewhat intelligent means. Maybe? (lol)

Interestingly enough, even though I'm not exactly Bush's #1 fan, I had to argue to one of my Canadian friends that "fascist" isn't exactly an accurate description of Bush. Culturally and economically imperialist, *perhaps,* but, even then, such imperialism would fail if people didn't buy our stuff. It always amuses me how, despite such complaints, American albums and films will hit #1 in Europe.

I think what has always dismayed me is the *eagerness* Bush has displayed for war. Let's face it. All of this U.N. resolution garbage is window-dressing, and I only chuckled that, when a reporter asked Bush if war is imminent after sending all those new troops to the Gulf, Bush was wondering where we got those ideas from. Does he think we're that stupid?

Honesty and intelligence...I wonder whatever happened to those ideals?

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Propaganda shit, just as stupid as the so - called "Axis of Evil".

Could you pls bore me with sth. else.
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Let's say we do not read the author's words and just look at the pictures.

The pictures of the signs say it all!
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In fact, at a closer look, they seem modified by the website author. One and two seem to be not modified, but 3, 4 and 5 yes. And pic no. 6 doesn┤t seem natural at all.

Scandal Scandal!!! Right Wing propaganda again!

However, I think some blah is stupid, true.

But anti-war rallies are great, because war is bad. i like the ppl that go out to protest, even if they do it on an American intelligence level. (Hah!)
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I agree. I am all for protesting against this insane idea of going to war with Iraq, but there are those who go to the rally's who are always going to be very leftiist, very anti everything that we as a country stand for.

you have to take the good with the bad and this is one of those situations.
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EVERY demonstration has its idiots.
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So ture...
And if you go out with the intention of looking for them, they will seem all the more prominent.
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ofcourse, every crowd will have its idiots. dont believe for a second that everyone that participates in them dont have a clue what theyre doing.

i am very proud of the american public for standing up to their government.

im not even going to read that article.
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I agree these ppl are idiots but this really doesnt discredit everyother person there does it?
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Well that author hardly presents a balanced view of antiwar demonstrations. I'm sure anyone here who's been on a demonstration will tell you that those rallies are incredibly diverse, including people from religious groups, political parties, pacifist organisation and yes, amazingly enough, people who believe in communism!

speedracer, I'd like to know why from looking at those posters you concluded that the rallies were organised by communists.

nbcrusader, perhaps the Iraqi people will be saying thanks, hoping that antiwar demonstrations might help to save them from being attacked.

And I just hate the idea that by demonstrating against a policy of your government, you're labelled as anti-American or unpatriotic. Surely what's unpatriotic is to blindly follow your country's leadership even when you think their actions are 100% wrong.
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And I just hate the idea that by demonstrating against a policy of your government, you're labelled as anti-American or unpatriotic. Surely what's unpatriotic is to blindly follow your country's leadership even when you think their actions are 100% wrong.

Surprisingly enough, Fizzing, some folks are terribly narrow-minded and they will indeed raise hell with you if you take a stance contrary to the U.S. government's.

Just realize that a certain percentage of any given population is going to be small-minded -- and take comfort in the fact that you are more "American" than they are, in the classic sense of the term.
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